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Home Siding: Pros & Cons Of 5 Popular Types

Switching up your home’s exterior siding is a bold statement… and a big decision. When starting your research, a few factors to consider are curb appeal, maintenance, weather conditions, durability, and – of course – your budget. Here’s the good news: According to Remodeling Magazine, homeowners recoup 76% of the cost of new siding when they go to sell their home. Here’s what to know...

30 Screen-Free Activities Your Family Can Enjoy This Summer

Summer is finally here! As a kid, few times of the year bring more joy. But for parents, all that unstructured free time can bring its own share of struggles. When you were growing up, summer probably meant spending more time outdoors than inside. It meant swimming, bike rides, and games of pickup basketball. Today, however, many children are content to replace those activities with...

How Much Does Home Insurance Cost?

You’ve negotiated a good deal on your new dream home. It’s in the perfect neighborhood, and in great shape. Even better, those monthly mortgage payments won’t stop you from going out to nice dinner once in a while or even heading off on vacation. But hold on. Did you factor in the cost of homeowners insurance? The cost of homeowners insurance typically doesn’t have a...

Garage Sale Tips: How To Find (And Negotiate) Amazing Deals

For some, the start of warm weather means getting ready for yard work, swimming, and vacations. But for bargain hunters, it’s time to scope out neighborhoods and classified ads for this weekend’s treasure hunt. That’s right – it’s garage sale season. As families clear out their homes in the name of spring cleaning, unwanted items undoubtedly find their way for sale. And if one person’s...

How Universal Design Can Help You ‘Age In Place’

For many Americans, approaching retirement also means getting ready for another major life transition – purchasing a new home. That’s because features like stairs, narrow hallways, and small bathrooms can become difficult to navigate as you age. But what if you could have your “forever” home now? Universal design is a new architectural science that makes this possible. It helps builders create homes that are...

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